Coral, emerald and diamond necklace/bracelet combination, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1970s. Photo Sotheby's

The triple strand necklace composed of coral beads, with foliate connections accented with brilliant-cut diamonds, to a central lion's head motif set with pear-shaped emerald eyes and brilliant-cut diamonds, supporting a coral tassel, mounted in yellow gold, length approximately 400mm, detaches to form a shorter necklace and bracelet, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, pochette. Estimate 28,000—48,000 CHF. Lot Sold 206,500 CHF


Enamel, coral, emerald and diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Sotheby's

Designed as a parrot perched on a coral branch, the white enamelled body embellished with single- and brilliant-cut diamonds, the face with onyx, a cabochon emerald eye and a coral beak, mounted in yellow gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered. Estimate 12,000—18,000 CHF. Lot Sold 27,500 CHF


Coral, seed pearl, onyx and diamond brooch, circa 1925. Photo Sotheby's

The two coral boules carved with serpents studded with rose diamonds and cabochon onyx, decorated to the sides with seed pearls, joined by a calibré-cut onyx bar embellished with a millegrain diamond set ribbon. Estimate 8,000—11,000 CHF. Lot Sold 21,250 CHF


Coral and diamond necklace and a pair of earrings. Photo Sotheby's

The necklace composed of fifty-five coral beads graduated in size, the clasp of fluted boule design set with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in white gold, length approximately 680mm, together with a pair of earrings, the surmount of stylised scroll design set with circular-, single- and cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending a coral drop, mounted in white gold and platinum. Estimate 8,000—10,000 CHF. Lot Sold 21,250 CHF


Pair of enamel, coral and diamond ear clips, David Webb. Photo Sotheby's

Each of stylised fruit and foliate design, set with cabochon coral, brilliant- and single-cut diamonds and white enamel, mounted in yellow gold, signed Webb. Estimate 6,000—7,500 CHF. Lot Sold 16,250 CHF


Gold, coral and lapis lazuli brooch, Cartier, 1950s. Photo Sotheby's

Of stylised foliate design, the carved coral leaf surmount suspending coral beads and cabochon lapis lazuli, accented with polished gold boules, signed Cartier Paris, French assay and maker's marks.. Estimate 7,500—11,000 CHF. Lot Sold 12,500 CHF



Coral and diamond necklace, Gübelin. Photo Sotheby's

Of bib design, set with square cabochon coral, highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, to a chain of woven design, mounted in yellow gold, length approximately 360mm, maker's marks for Gübelin, French export assay and maker's marks.. Estimate 9,500—14,000 CHF. Lot Sold 11,250 CHF


Pair of tsavorite, coral and diamond 'apple' earrings, Michele della Valle. Photo Sotheby's

Each designed as an apple tree branch, set with carved coral, brilliant-cut diamonds and circular-cut tsavorites, mounted in white gold, maker's marks, pochette. Estimate 6,000—9,000 CHF. Lot Sold 9,375 CHF

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, 17 May 11, Geneva